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Project – Okanjande Graphite


  • 14 km south of the town of Otjiwarongo
  • 12 km from B1 road
  • 388 km from the port of Walvis Bay
  • 20 km from Otjiwarongo railway station
  • GPS coordinates -20.587S, 16.628E


Resource and Reserves

  • Measured Mineral Resource (NI43101 compliant) Weathered Ore Zone: 3,266,000 tons @ total graphite content of 5.539% and TiO2 0.741%, Fresh Ore Zone:  9,564,000 tons @ 6.252% C and 0.814% TiO2
  • Indicated Mineral Resources – Weathered Ore Zone: 714,000 tons @ total graphite content of 5.11% and TiO2 0.975%, Fresh Ore Zone:  4,874,000 tons @ 5.566% C and 0.895% TiO2
  • Low waste to ore stripping ratio



  • Production of 20,000 tpa graphite
  • Processing is conducted after transport of the Okanjande ore to the old Okorusu Mine, which was refurbished and modified to suit the requirements
  • Flotation and gravimetric separation

Current Status

  • All mineral rights secured
  • Gecko entered into a Joint Venture with Imerys, to form Imerys Gecko Holdings (Pty) Ltd (2015), with Gecko holding 49% and Imerys 51%. The JV is dedicated to the open-pit mining, processing and export of graphite.
  • Mining started at Okanjande in early 2017. The first graphite product has been exported and feasibility work has started to expand the current facility to produce up to 30,000 tpa.



  • Well-defined resource
  • Superior graphite flake quality
  • Close proximity to established and sophisticated infrastructure